World Map Examples

Below are a few examples of different data sets.

Click and drag to zoom into an area. Click on a country to zoom into that country. Click on the ocean to zoom out.

State Parties to the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty

State Parties to the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction as of 22 December 2004, Source:

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World Press Freedom

2003 ranking from Reporters Without Borders

To compile this ranking, Reporters Without Borders asked journalists, researchers, jurists and human rights activists to fill out a questionnaire evaluating respect for press freedom in a particular country. A total of 166 countries are included in the ranking (as against 139 last year). The other countries were left out because of a lack of reliable, well-supported data.

Source: Second World Press Freedom Ranking, October 20, 2003.
Data file courtesy of the Political Communication Lab, Stanford University.

Global Unemployment

    0 - 10 %               10.1 - 20 %               20.1 - 30 %               30.1 - 71 %               No data

Source: CIA World Factbook 2001.

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State Parties to the Child Soldiers Treaty

Here is the same Flash file displaying the countries that have signed and ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (as of November 2003):

Source: The United Nations,

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Countries visited by Philip Greenspun

As of June 2004. Source:

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